1. INSURGENCE

    Suicide Bombs Rock Afghanistan

    Afghan security forces stand alongside the body of a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul on February 24, 2013.   Afghan security forces Sunday shot dead two suspected suicide bombers in a car near a construction site in Kabul's diplomatic enclave, a police official and an AFP photographer said.  AFP PHOTO/ SHAH Marai        (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Afghanistan awoke to a series of early-morning attacks on Sunday, as insurgents set off three suicide bombs in separate outlying provinces. Officials stopped a fourth attack, shooting and killing a man in a sport-utility vehicle thought to be carrying explosives. In the deadliest of the attacks, a car bomb exploded near a state intelligence site, killing two guards and wounding three others. Although the death toll from the three attacks was low, they illustrate the continued unrest inside the nation. A spokesman for the group, Zabiullah Mujahid, confirmed that they were behind the three successful bombings.

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